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Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore India's cleanest city

Indore is India’s cleanest city in Swachh Survekshan 2020, the fifth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of the country. The city bagged the spot fourth time in a row. Gujarat’s Surat is on the second spot and Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai is on third.

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Varanasi was adjudged the best ‘Ganga Town’ in the survey.

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Harsh Vardhan launches interactive first-of-its-kind video game 'Corona Fighters' to spread awareness

Harsh Vardhan launched first-of-its-kind game on COVID-19, Corona Fighters. It presents a new & creative way to teach people the right tools and behaviours to fight Covid-19. He launched two new videos urging adherence to key COVID Appropriate behaviours.

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Game is designed to influence payers’ actions in the real world.

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Arjun Munda virtually launches 'TRIFOOD' Project in Raigad, Jagdalpur

Arjun Munda launched the tertiary processing centres under 'TRIFOOD' project at Raigad and Jagdalpur. It aims at enhancing the income of Tribals through better utilization & value addition to the Minor Forest Produces collected by tribal forest gatherers.

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TRIFOOD is being implemented by TRIFED.

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Jharkhand unveils new logo

Jharkhand unveiled a new logo which is circular in size with the Emblem of India representing cooperative federalism placed at the centre. Logo is encircled with green colour, which depicts the greenery of the state and symbolizes happiness and prosperity.

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Jharkhand CM: Hemant Soren.
Governor: Draupadi Murmu.

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Chandigarh administration launches new website

Environment Information System (ENVIS) of the Department of Environment of Chandigarh Administration has launched a new website. The website which has been developed on the latest technologies is designed as per guidelines issued by the Central Government.

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Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana.

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AIM, NITI Aayog, Business Sweden collaborate to promote disruptive potential of Indian entrepreneurs

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog & Business Sweden on behalf of India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre are collaborating to promote the disruptive potential of Indian entrepreneurs. It aims to boost the vibrant start-up ecosystems across India.

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AIM set up NITI Aayog promotes innovation & entrepreneurship.

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Ministry of Skill Development, Ministry of Shipping ink MoU for skill development in port & maritime sector

The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Skill Development and Ministry of Shipping aims at skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling manpower for the growing maritime industry and development of the coastal community.

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It also aims to provide vast employment opportunities for youth.

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Karnataka Bank appoints Justice A V Chandrashekar and Mr. Pradeep Kumar Panja as Additional Directors

Karnataka Bank Ltd. has appointed Justice A V Chandrashekar and Mr. Pradeep Kumar Panja as Additional Directors. Justice AV Chandrashekar is a former Judge of Karnataka High Court. Pradeep Kumar retired as Managing Director (Corporate Banking) of SBI.

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MD & CEO of Karnataka Bank: Mahabaleshwara MS.

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Nitin Gadkari launches portal to buy groceries directly from farmers

Nitin Gadkari launched online farm-to-fork service VedKrishi.com promoted by farmers for selling non-toxic farm produce. The platform set-up by Nagpur-based farmer producer organization VedKrishi Farmer Producer Company will home deliver grocery products.

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Ashish Kaswa - Founder Director of VedKrishi.com.

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Cricketer Rohit Sharma appointed Oakley’s brand ambassador in India

Performance sports eyewear brand Oakley announced the appointment of cricketer Rohit Sharma as its new brand ambassador for a period of two years in India. He joins the likes of Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Milind Soman who have endorsed the brand before.

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Oakley HQ: California, USA.
Chairman: Jim Jannard.

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England World Cup winner Laura Marsh retires

England’s spinner Laura Marsh retired from all forms of cricket. She was a key member of the England Women’s team that won the 2017 World Cup and played in 103 one-day internationals during her career. She retired from international cricket in December.

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She made her debut for the Kent Women’s team in 2003.

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Tennis player and equal rights pioneer Angela Buxton dies at 85

Former British tennis player, two-time Grand Slam doubles champion and equal rights pioneer Angela Buxton has died. Buxton, who had Jewish heritage and was targeted by anti-Semitic abuse during her career, was a doubles partner and friend of Althea Gibson.

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Buxton won Wimbledon alongside Gibson in 1956.

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International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism: 21 August

UNGA established 21 August as International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism in order to honour and support victims and survivors of terrorism and to promote and protect the full enjoyment of their human rights and freedoms.

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2020 marks the third edition of the day.